an angel in our hallway

when braylon was a baby, about 18-21 months old, he saw a literal angel in our home in medford, or.

he was very sick with a high temp. and woke up crying at like 2am…for quite a while until i thought to give him tylenol, but before it had a chance to even work, within minutes, he stopped crying and became fixated on ‘nothing’ in the hallway. he stared from the living room couch where we held him, into our small hallway which lead to the bedrooms…where there was nothing. for a good 4-5 minutes we continued to pray. he was quiet, calm & content, eyes as wide as saucers, and would not turn his head away from the hall. i watched his eyes slowly move from one side of the hall to the other and back, at times…and i knew what was happening.  if you know anything about children, you know that attention spans at this age are approx.30 seconds…not 4-5 minutes.

months prior, i’d taught him the sign for “angel” and risking a response due to the power of suggestion, i just had to ask my lil toddler, “do you see an angel?” he broke his attention away, giving it to me, quickly raising his arms up, then down…up & then down again and kept blowing into the air (to immitate the sound of angels’ wings). teared filled my eyes as i thanked God.

we all went to sleep again, right away. an angel of healing was sent to our home that night. no one can ever convince me otherwise. braylon’s illness disappeared as soon as we prayed. to this day, i believe in angels as God’s strong warriors, as well as His sweet messengers of peace and of healing.

in my journal the next day, i wrote about how God’s thoughts are higher than ours. He uses the meek to lead the proud. He uses the young as examples of faith and purity. and i wrote down this passage that spoke to me, from matthew 11:25 ~

 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.  Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!”

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One thought on “an angel in our hallway

  1. Rebekah March 18, 2009 / 2:45 pm

    Wow, that was awesome Chelan. Your family is a shining light.

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